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13th November 2019
Bradley Stoke mayor taken to court by former tenants
Bradley Stoke mayor Tom Aditya ‘was awful landlord’ and says he can’t afford to repay debt to ex-tenants, reports the Bristol Post.

10th November 2019
Bradley Stoke Remembrance Parade
Video of the parade at Manor Farm Roundabout as it heads towards the Willow Brook Centre.

8th November 2019
Manor Farm Roundabout Remembrance display
Giant Remembrance poppies have been installed in the Bradley Stoke in Bloom display on Manor Farm Roundabout.

6th November 2019
Brook Way Activity Centre hard court
Redevelopment of the hard court area at Brook Way Activity Centre looks to be nearing completion. Once it is finished, there will be twenty additional parking bays at the combined activity centre and doctors’ surgery site, with the remainder of the former hard court area converted to green space.

3rd November 2019
2019 Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display
Please share your own photos via the comments on this post. What did you think of the show?

25th October 2019
Are smart motorways “too confusing”?
There are plenty of ‘smart motorway’ stretches near Bradley Stoke. Are they effective in improving the flow of traffic? Are they “too confusing” for road users?…

23rd October 2019
A4174 Ring Road 2+ lane issues near Coldharbour Lane junction
Seen on Twitter: “@sgloscouncil getting from stoke Gifford bypass to turn left to UWE is taking 20-25mins daily to travel 200m…

20th September 2019
Parking charges in Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford
Places in Bradley Stoke (BS) and Stoke Gifford (SG) where you might receive a ‘charge notice’ for parking on private land if you don’t follow the rules…

12th September 2019
Bradley Stoke mayor Tom Aditya featured in the Indian press
The current mayor of Bradley Stoke, Cllr Tom Aditya, has been featured in an article in the New Indian Express.

4th September 2019
Did you spot the ‘father and son’ Stormtroopers in Bradley Stoke?
A father and son who stopped cars and buses during a walk dressed as Stormtroopers said it was good to “make others feel happy”, reports BBC Bristol. The Star Wars fans were spotted walking along the main route into Bradley Stoke on Sunday…

26th August 2019
Reports of a serious incident in Honeysuckle Close
Police are still at the scene of a serious incident which took place last night [Sun 25th Aug] in Bradley Stoke, reports the Bristol Post. There is a police cordon in place in Honeysuckle Close and residents have reported seeing blood on the floor…

23rd August 2019
M1 MetroBus off-peak frequency to be reduced from 1st September
First Bus has announced that the Monday to Friday off-peak and Saturday daytime frequency of the M1 MetroBus service will be reduced from ‘every 10 minutes’ to ‘every 12 minutes’ and the Monday to Saturday evening frequency will be reduced from ‘every 10 minutes’ to ‘every 20 minutes’.

16th August 2019
New charity shop opens at Willow Brook
The new Children’s Hospice South West shop at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre was officially opened this morning.

15th August 2019
Post-16 results day at Bradley Stoke Community School
Cllr Erica Williams, South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet member for schools, skills and employment joined in the celebration of students’ achievements.

13th August 2019
Man drunkenly threw meat cleaver at ex-partner’s home
A Bradley Stoke man has avoided jail after lobbing a meat cleaver at his former partner’s home while drunk, reports the Bristol Post.

2nd August 2019
T3 (ex-X73) bus service to be axed from September
Bradley Stoke’s original (pre-MetroBus) express bus service, the T3 (formerly X73), is to be CANCELLED from 15th September, according to information that has appeared recently on the South Gloucestershire Council website.

12th July 2019
MP’s ex-employee “vindicated” by apology
Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has apologised to a former employee after she complained about being bullied and harassed by him, reports the BBC.

19th June 2019
Kites flying high at Willow Brook
An aerial display formed of scores of colourful kites has been installed in the town square at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke.

6th June 2019
Road bumps being replaced at Willow Brook
Work is currently being done on the traffic calming measures at the Willow Brook Centre. It looks like some of the new full-width speed bumps are being replaced with the original speed cushions.

4th June 2019
Rainy Tuesday brings #GipsyPatchPain
TRAVEL NEWS (ROAD): A rainy Tuesday morning combined with the Gipsy Patch Lane closure is putting stress on the local road network at present.

2nd June 2019
Gipsy Patch Lane road closure starts tomorrow
REMINDER: Gipsy Patch Lane will closed to all vehicles* at the railway bridge for four weeks from tomorrow (Monday 3rd June).

2nd June 2019
Traffic queues to get out of the Willow Brook Centre
Rainy Sunday, 4pm: The queue to get out of the Willow Brook Centre currently extends around the full perimeter of the car park.

26th May 2019
‘Debbie the cow’ display at Manor Farm Roundabout damaged again
There is an unverified report that a car drove over the roundabout last night.

24th May 2019
Overnight closures of Bradley Stoke Way for resurfacing
Bradley Stoke Way, between Patchway Brook and Savages Wood roundabouts, will be closed overnight for five nights from Monday 27th May.  A diversion via Brook Way will be signed.

19th May 2019
More vandalism at Manor Farm Roundabout
A Peppa Pig figure that was part of the Bradley Stoke in Bloom display has been smashed.

19th May 2019
Bike vandalised near Bradley Stoke Surgery
Bradley Stoke in Bloom report of a bike being vandalised (near BS Surgery).

17th May 2019
Another fire in Savages Wood
Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group reporting another fire in Savages Wood.

16th May 2019
How to arrange items in your recycling boxes
This is how South Gloucestershire Council asks residents to sort their recycling for the weekly kerbside collections.

14th May 2019
Authorities engage in public spat over responsibility for traffic lights
So just who *is* responsible for the “faulty” traffic signals at M5 J16 (Almondsbury Roundabout)? A very public spat is currently playing out on Twitter between Highways England and someone claiming to be “the principal engineer from South Glos Council”.

13th May 2019
Fire and aerosol cans in Savages Wood
Kingswood Fire Station tweeted: “We have been to a bonfire in Bradley Stoke. Spent time emptying and making these aerosol cans inoperable after the fire was out. Children in the [area] were given advice.”

12th May 2019
Diversion route for Gipsy Patch Lane road closure
This is the signed diversion route that will be in place during the four-week closure of Gipsy Patch Lane (at the railway bridge) in June.

6th May 2019
Stolen ‘Debbie the cow’ recovered
‘Debbie the cow’, stolen from Manor Farm Roundabout, has been recovered, reports the Bradley Stoke in Bloom group.

5th May 2019
Vandalism in the nature reserve and theft of ‘Debbie the cow’
Saddened to report more vandalism spoiling the efforts of the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group and Bradley Stoke in Bloom, including the theft of ‘Debbie the cow’ from Manor Farm Roundabout this evening.

2nd May 2019
Follow up on ‘car shunts police car’ story
Driver gets off with warning after crashing into back of police car on Bradley Stoke Way

25th April 2019
Things are getting personal in the school funding debate
Jack Lopresti MP raises “concern” over Olympus Academy Trust CEO Dave Baker’s remuneration package during a House of Commons debate on school funding.

23rd April 2019
CCTV images released in connection with Willow Brook Centre bank card theft inquiry
A bank card stolen from 85-year-old woman used to buy almost £1,800 worth of goods and withdraw £250 in cash.

17th March 2019
New speed bumps at the Willow Brook Centre
Two new full-width speed bumps have been installed on the access road to the Willow Brook Centre, replacing the previous cushion-type bumps. Are they “too harsh” (as suggested by one reader) or a necessary inconvenience to deter speeding?

17th March 2019
Charity Christmas lights stalwart Terry James RIP
Very saddened to hear that Terry James, joint host with partner Mike Checkley of the fantastic Watch Elm Close charity Christmas lights display, passed away earlier this week.

14th March 2019
Large emergency services response to incident in Little Meadow
“Large emergency response on Bradley Stoke street as police confirm death,” reports the Bristol Post. “A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police has confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

10th March 2019
Fire on Trench Lane
Trench Lane remains closed following a fire incident. One reader said the incident “looks like a barn fire”, while other reports speak of a fire at an industrial unit.

7th March 2019
Buses holding up traffic at non-lay-by stops
Buses on newly introduced routes (T1, MetroBus?) are holding up traffic at stops on Bradley Stoke Way and making congestion worse, suggests a reader. Your views?

27th February 2019
Massive Attack concert
Massive Attack concert on Filton Airfield this Friday and Saturday. Highways chiefs are warning travellers to allow extra time for their journeys, particularly on Friday evening.

20th February 2019
RAF Tornado flypast
Photos of today’s RAF Tornado farewell flypast over MOD Abbey Wood, by local resident Graham Bloomfield.

14th February 2019
Airbus BelugaXL flypast
Airbus BelugaXL flying over the Stokes this afternoon. It approached from the east at around 2.50pm on the way to a flypast at the Airbus site in Filton.

9th February 2019
Bradley Stoke 10k Run: Enter now!
Entries are now open for the Bradley Stoke 10k, which takes place on Sunday 9th June 2019.

8th February 2019
Woodlands Lane potholes
Seen on Twitter: “@sgloscouncil these pot holes were reported to ‘FixMyStreet’ in April 2018 but have still not been fixed. Woodlands Lane almost outside the Toby Carvery in Bradley Stoke. Are you actually going to fix them at some point? I’m tired of my car going over these.”

7th February 2019
Councillors to inspect site of proposed McDonald’s drive-through
Never mind the Golden Arches, this is the Golden Rectangle, spray-painted in the car park of the Willow Brook Centre to mark the outline position of a proposed McDonald’s drive-through restaurant.

1st February 2019
Snow day #2
Who’s been out tobogganing in Bradley Stoke today? Please share your photos/videos in a comment on this post.

1st February 2019
Snow day#1
From a reader: “Thought I would share this idiot driving without clearing snow from the car!”

31st January 2019
Amber weather warning
Amber weather warning for snow in our area issued by the Met Office at 10.23am today.

28th January 2019
Consultation on school admission rules
The Olympus Academy Trust is consulting on the proposed admission arrangements for the academic year 2020/21.

24th January 2019
Decision on McDonald’s and Starbucks units deferred
South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Management Committee has voted to DEFER a decision on the planning application for development at the Willow Brook Centre, to allow councillors on the committee to hold a site inspection visit in two weeks’ time.

18th January 2019
BBC report on the M1 MetroBus stop announcer
If you’ve been on the M1 MetroBus, you’ll have heard Fran (assuming the stop announcement system was working)…

15th January 2019
Reader survey: M1 MetroBus one week in
It’s now over a week since the M1 MetroBus service started. We’d like to hear your views on the new service, particularly if you’ve used it, but also if you’ve considered using it but decided not to, for whatever reason.

14th January 2019
Big Spring Clean 2019
How about carrying out a litter pick in your neighbourhood this spring?

11th January 2019
MetroBus stop announcer revealed
Bristol 24/7 speaks to the lady whose Bristolian burr announces each stop on the M1 MetroBus route.

5th January 2019
Free travel on M1 MetroBus tomorrow
Launch day offer: TRAVEL FOR FREE tomorrow (Sunday 6th January) on the new M1 MetroBus service. Simply jump on board, no ticket needed!

26th December 2018
Christmas morn brawl outside Baileys Court Inn
Man suffers serious head injuries after brawl outside the Baileys Court Inn, Bradley Stoke in the early hours of Christmas Day.

24th December 2018
Record bucket collection at charity Christmas lights
Over £1,000 collected for St Peter’s Hospice in a single night at the Watch Elm Close Christmas Lights in Bradley Stoke tonight!

20th December 2018
Report of indecent exposure incident near school
Stoke Lodge Primary School has written to parents/carers this morning informing them of an indecent exposure incident which occurred in the vicinity of the school and the Jubilee Centre yesterday afternoon (Wed 19th Dec).

19th December 2018
MetroBus vehicles in M1 livery unveiled
First photo of the vehicles that will run on the M1 MetroBus route through Bradley Stoke from Sunday 6th January 2019. Look out for them making test runs along the route this week.

12th December 2018
Christmas and New Year waste collections
South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling collections will not be taking place on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) or New Year’s Day (1 January), so there are some changes to collection days…

11th December 2018
Watch Elm Close Christmas lights voted second best in UK
Mike and Terry’s charity Christmas lights display in Watch Elm Close, Bradley Stoke, featured in our December magazine, has come SECOND in ITV This Morning’s Best UK Christmas Lights Competition!

7th December 2018
Bradley Stoke post office closed this weekend – again
It looks like Bradley Stoke’s only post office, within the Tesco Express store at Bradley Pavilions, Pear Tree Road, will be closed all weekend – again. Said to be because several members of post office counter staff are on long-term sick leave.

6th December 2018
M1 MetroBus timetable published
The timetable for the M1 MetroBus service, which starts on 6th January 2019, has been published on the Traveline SW website.

3rd December 2018
Bradley Stoke’s KFC has closed for refurbishment
Willow Brook Centre says KFC will be closed from today for 2 weeks due to refurbishments.

2nd December 2018
The most FESTIVE house ever?
Watch Elm Close Christmas lights featured by BBC Radio Bristol.

1st December 2018
Bradley Stoke post office closed AGAIN this weekend
If you’re thinking of using Bradley Stoke’s only post office, within the Tesco Express store at Bradley Pavilions, Pear Tree Road, don’t bother as it’s closed – AGAIN – today and tomorrow (Sat/Sun 1st/2nd Dec).

30th November 2018
Extra treats at the Watch Elm Close Christmas lights
Bradley Stoke’s Watch Elm Close Christmas Lights will have a number of special ‘meet and greet’ kids’ treat evenings this year. The lights will be on every night from 5pm to 9pm from 1st December 2018 to 1st January 2019.

29th November 2019
Where will MetroBus stop in the Stokes?
The M1 MetroBus service is due to start on 6th January 2019. Here is the route map.

28th November 2018
Appeal for Bradley Stoke to Horfield lift-giver to come forward
Police say they are keen to contact a motorist who was flagged down and provided a man and two women a lift from the Bradley Stoke area to Kendal Road in Horfield shortly after midnight last night (Tues 27th to Wed 28th Nov).

24th November 2018
Frustration over irregular opening hours at Bradley Stoke post office
Seen recently on Twitter: “Hey guys, just popped to my local #bradleypavillions #bradleystoke post office and guess what? They’re closed! This really is unacceptable”

23rd November 2018
Spotted in Bradley Stoke: Dog-walking stormtrooper
Stormtrooper casually takes dog for walk through housing estate [Mail Online]

22nd November 2018
Final MetroBus stop shelter goes in on Bradley Stoke Way
The final MetroBus stop shelter was being installed in Bradley Stoke (at Great Meadow northbound) today. MetroBus iPoint ticket and information machines have so far been installed at three of the eight stops on Bradley Stoke Way.

15th November 2018
First iPoints installed in Bradley Stoke
FINALLY! MetroBus iPoints (combined information display and ticketing machines) are now being installed at bus stops in Bradley Stoke.

13th November 2018
Marlwood features in BBC2 documentary
After last week’s opening episode from The Castle School, it’s Marlwood’s turn to feature in BBC Two’s documentary ‘School’ at 9pm tonight (Tue 13th Nov).

12th November 2018
Is BIKE THEFT on the rise again in Bradley Stoke?
Report on Twitter of two expensive bikes being stolen from outside Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

12th November 2018
Coming soon: Watch Elm Close Christmas lights
A sneak preview of this year’s Christmas lights display at Mike & Terry’s house in Watch Elm Close (off Baileys Court Road), Bradley Stoke BS32 8AN. Raising funds for St Peter’s Hospice.

11th November 2018
Bradley Stoke Remembrance parade and ceremony photos
A few photos from this morning’s Remembrance parade and ceremony in Bradley Stoke. More to follow later and in our December magazine.

8th November 2018
The ‘Bradley Stokes’ story has gone national!
It’s not every day you come across a football player who has the same name as the team he plays for. Meet Bradley Stokes, who plays for 14th-tier side Bradley Stoke Town FC in the Bristol and District League…

7th November 2018
Bradley Stoke Town FC has a new player called … Bradley Stokes
“I knew there was an area called Bradley Stoke, so I googled it to see if they had a football team because I thought that would be cool.”

6th November 2018
The Castle School features in a new documentary series on BBC Two
“From the same production company that made Hospital, School shows us day-to-day life “from bike shed to boardroom” in three schools in a south Gloucestershire education trust. We begin in The Castle secondary school, where, with cash reserves spent, more-from-less initiatives are top of the management’s agenda.” [The Guardian]

5th November 2018
Report of gangs firing fireworks at each other
Report of two large gangs of youths firing fireworks at each other in the Savages Wood Road / Jubilee Centre area of Bradley Stoke tonight. Police are said to have attended.

4th November 2018
Video of the 2018 Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display
What did you think of this year’s Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display?

2nd November 2018
Double decker bus has roof sheared off at Parkway Bridge
Incident at Parkway Railway Bridge. A double decker bus has struck the bridge. 73 & X73 bus services being diverted.

31st October 2018
Several incidents involving fireworks reported in Bradley Stoke tonight
* Firecracker put through a letterbox in Diana Gardens * Someone driving around in a car throwing fireworks from it * Youths on bikes throwing fireworks at the Willow Brook Centre * Fireworks being thrown at a PCSO at Baileys Court * Youths throwing fireworks around at the Jubilee Centre

24th October 2018
“Use your indicators” sign at roundabout
“Use your indicators” say these stickers on the traffic island bollards on all four approaches to the roundabout near the Three Brooks pub. South Gloucestershire Council says it’s not responsible for the stickers (which have been there a few months now), so who is?

18th October 2018
Men held after raid on Winterbourne Indian restaurant Taj Brasserie
A group of men have been detained following a raid on an Indian restaurant in Bristol. The Home Office visited the Taj Brasserie in Winterbourne and found six members of staff were working illegally…

16th October 2018
Fly tipping in Bradley Stoke
Seen on Twitter: “Is it me or are we getting more of small scale fly tipping in Bradley Stoke? Household waste regularly left at bins, saw a mattress dumped on green on Westfield Way recently…”

1st October 2018
Setback for the Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Setback for the Mall at Cribbs Causeway as government rejects expansion plans.

29th September 2018
30mph speed limit on the SGTL
We’ve had a few readers contact us questioning whether a 30mph speed limit is appropriate along most of the new Stoke Gifford Transport Link (a.k.a. By-Pass or Link Road), between Parkway North and the A4174 Ring Road.

25th September 2018
More complaints about the T1 bus service
We’re still seeing a lot of complaints on Twitter about issues with the T1 express bus service which passes through Bradley Stoke on its route between Thornbury and Bristol city centre.

19th September
Bradley Stoke family on ‘Shop Well For Less’ TV show
Did you recognise parts of Bradley Stoke in tonight’s episode of Shop Well For Less? on BBC1? e.g. Alex Jones and Steph McGovern interviewing shoppers at the Willow Brook Centre.

14th September
Baileys Court Inn refurbishment
Bradley Stoke’s Baileys Court Inn to close for two-week “major refurbishment”.

13th September
Complaints about the T1 bus service
Seeing a lot of complaints on Twitter about issues with the T1 express bus service which passes through Bradley Stoke on its route between Thornbury and Bristol city centre. The service received a lot of positive comment when it started back in May (e.g. http://bit.ly/2Nak986), but things seem to have gone downhill in recent weeks, with ‘no shows’ and buses sailing past stops because they are full (possibly as a result of a previous ‘no show’).

7th September 2018
Reports of a police incident in Manor Farm Crescent
Statement received from police HQ: “We successfully executed an arrest attempt at an address in Brook Way, Bradley Stoke this afternoon. A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH.” See also (visitor post): Huge police presence at Manor Farm area, undercover and armed police and loads of cars. Any idea what’s going on?

4th September 2018
Burglar alarm going off in Hawkins Crescent
If you have been troubled by a domestic burglar alarm going off at a property in Hawkins Crescent over the last day or so, you will be relieved to hear that “the alarm company have been called they will be coming out today to turn it off” (according to the local police beat team).

30th August 2018
Virgin Media broadband issues
Hearing reports of issues with Virgin Media broadband in Bradley Stoke this morning.

23rd August 2018
GCSE results day at Bradley Stoke Community School
“70% of students achieved the government’s Basics Measure in English and maths, 87% of students in English achieved grade 4s or above and a phenomenal 72% grade 5s and above, both significantly above national averages.” [BSCS press release]

16th August 2018
Post-16 results day at Bradley Stoke Community School
Photo shows a selection of students who made the most progress between Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

8th August 2018
Travellers at Willow Brook
Group of four Traveller caravans and associated vehicles currently in the car park of the Willow Brook Centre, between Tesco Click & Collect and Waves Car Wash.

12th July 2018
Latest on the BSCS uniform changes
Bradley Stoke Community School has today issued a further letter to parents which confirms the previously announced changes to its uniform policy, effective from September 2018.

12th July 2018
‘MetroBus 2’ (Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension) expected to be granted planning permission today
The recommended diversion during 21 months of full and one-way closures of Gipsy Patch Lane will see traffic routed through Bradley Stoke…

9th July 2018
Boy, 12, dies as police and ambulance called to Juniper Way
Bristol Post report on last night’s incident in Juniper Way. “His death is not being treated as suspicious.” Thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

6th July 2018
A4174 Ring Road closed due to burst water main
The A4174 Ring Road is closed at the Filton Abbey Wood railway bridge. Expect delays in the area. The road is expected to remain closed “until at least lunchtime”, says South Gloucestershire Council.

22nd June 2018
Reader photo: Brook Way wild flowers
‘Picture of the wild flowers on Brook Way’ by Journal reader Mike McDonald.

21st June 2018
Man jailed for Bradley Stoke burglary
Jail for burglar who stole wallet from property in Palmers Leaze, Bradley Stoke

19th June 2018
Bradley Stoke Community School Ofsted report
The school tweeted: “We are very proud to share with you our OFSTED report that is ‘outstanding’ for our leadership and management, behaviour and welfare and personal development, with the overall effectiveness graded as ‘good’.”

19th June 2018
Stars of the Stoke photos published
Official photos from last Friday’s Stars of the Stokes Awards presentation evening at the Aztec Hotel & Spa. Do you recognise anyone?

16th June 2018
Disruption on local railway services for the next three weeks
A three-week closure of the railway line between Patchway Station and Severn Tunnel Junction has started today (Saturday 16th June). Buses are replacing trains between Bristol Parkway and Newport, leaving every 30 minutes.

12th June 2018
Stars of the Stokes nominations shortlist announced
Awards night this Friday (15th Jun) at Aztec Hotel & Spa.

12th June 2018
2018 Bradley Stoke 10k Run (Half-Way Point)
The first runners pass through the half-way point in the 2018 Bradley Stoke 10k Run. Location is the pedestrian crossing over Bradley Stoke Way, just south of the leisure centre.

11th June 2108
Bradley Stoke Festival ‘Rang Barse’ 
‘Range Barse’ (Colour Fest) powder-paint-throwing event at the 2018 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

10th June 2018
Bradley Stoke 10k Run (Start)
Runners cross the start line in the 2018 Bradley Stoke 10k Run. Can you spot yourself or your friends?

10th June 2018
Video: Bradley Stoke 10k Run warm-up 
Bradley Stoke 10k Run warm-up session at the Jubilee Centre this morning.

8th June 2018
Two burglaries in Bradley Stoke
Two burglaries this morning (Fri 8th Jun) in Bradley Stoke. “Please make sure when leaving your property it is fully secured, windows and doors locked etc, and any house alarms are on and set.”

5th June 2018
Ducklings on the pond at The Common East
More photos of the ducklings at The Common (East), Bradley Stoke. These by Sid Cooper.

4th June 2018
Moped mischief at Jubilee Centre
A youth is being dealt with for driving without a licence and without insurance after being spotted by a plain clothes officer on a moped at the Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke driving in an anti-social manner.

30th May 2018
Ducklings on the pond at The Common East
More photos of the ducklings at The Common (East), Bradley Stoke. These by Phil Williams Francis.

29th May 2018
New T1 bus service
Seeing positive reports about the new T1 bus service which started on Sunday. It’s not MetroBus, but it’s here now!

27th May 2018
Thick black smoke seen rising near Bradley Stoke
There’s a column of thick black smoke rising up somewhere near the south-east corner of Bradley Stoke. Reports say it’s a van full of tyres on fire on Old Gloucester Road.

26th May 2018
Plants given as gifts #RandomActsOfKindness
Youngsters from the Bradley Stoke St John Badgers group have been distributing plants to local residents. Have you received one?

24th May 2018
Aldi store reopens
The Aldi supermarket on Brook Way, Bradley Stoke has reopened today following a four-day closure for refurbishment. How do you rate it?

22nd May 2018
Ducklings on the pond at The Common East
Latest reader video of the ducklings on the pond at The Common East, Bradley Stoke. Thanks to Chloe Dawn for this one.

22nd May 2018
Bradley Stoke MetroBus project shortlisted for engineering award
The North Fringe to Hengrove MetroBus route (that’s the one through Bradley Stoke) is one of 25 projects that have been put forward for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Civil Engineering Awards.

21st May 2018
Royal Mail changing last collection times
Notice seen on Royal Mail post box at Linden Drive, Bradley Stoke: FINAL collection time changing soon to 9am Mon-Fri and 7am Sat (currently 4.15pm Mon-Fri and 11.15am Sat).

19th May 2018
Aldi store closes for refurbishment
Bradley Stoke’s Aldi store has closed for refurbishment (as of 8pm today, Saturday 19th May). It is due to reopen at 8am on Thursday (24th May).

19th May 2018
Giant carrots appear on Bradley Stoke roundabout
Giant “carrots” appear on Rabbit Roundabout – courtesy of the Bradley Stoke in Bloom volunteers.

19th May 2018
Royal wedding celebrations in Bradley Stoke
Children at Bradley Stoke’s Abacus Pre-school @ Meadowbrook marked the royal wedding with their own street party yesterday (Friday 18th).

18th May 2018
Offence of Outraging Public Decency in Bradley Stoke
@ASPThe Stokes tweeted: “Can you help us with our enquiries into an offence of Outraging Public Decency in Bradley Stoke? The incident occurred at approximately 14:40hrs on Saturday 12 May 2018 at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Fiddlers Wood Lane where a male was reported as acting suspiciously.”

16th May 2018
Start date for Bradley Stoke MetroBus service announced
The MetroBus route that will serve Bradley Stoke is expected to begin running in January 2019, it has been announced today. The M1 service (sporting a magenta livery) will run from Cribbs Causeway to Hengrove via the city centre.

14th May 2018
Man due in court on Bradley Stoke burglary charge
A man is due in court today, Monday 14th May, charged with stealing cash, bank cards and a rucksack in a burglary in Bradley Stoke. The 39-year-old, of Ellan Hay Road, Bradley Stoke, was arrested on Saturday 12th May over the burglary of a house in Palmers Leaze in the early hours of Saturday 5th May.

12th May 2018
New arrivals on the pond at The Common East (reader video)

10th May 2018
Ducklings at the Three Brooks lake (reader phot0)

3rd May 2018
Large low-flying aircraft over Bradley Stoke
In case you wondered what that large aircraft was doing making low passes over Bradley Stoke at about 2.40pm this afternoon…

3rd May 2018
An egg in the swans’ nest?
A couple of people have told us they’ve seen an egg in a swans’ nest at the Three Brooks lake. Readers will recall that the adult male, Bradley, was found dead last year and it was thought that the adult female, Brooke, had not yet found a new mate…

22nd April 2018
Missed recycling collections (again)
Reports of missed kerbside recycling collections again this week. Plus concern over sorted recyclables being mixed together when the catch-up collection is eventually made

19th April 2018
Litter and vandalism at town council sites
Seen on Twitter: “Another day and another morning of dog walkers and families having to dodge rubbish, drug remnants and broken glass at [Baileys Court Activity Centre / Cricket Ground]. This is a disgrace.”

18th April 2018
Man pulled steak knife in rumpus outside pub
A man who brandished a blade in a rumpus outside a Bradley Stoke pub has been spared immediate jail, reports the Bristol Post.

17th April 2018
Bromley Heath Viaduct roadworks coming to an end
South Gloucestershire Council confirms that the Bromley Heath Viaduct contraflow will finally be removed on weekend of 27th [28th/29th?] April.

9th April 2018
Operator of MetroBus M1 route announced
Operator of Bradley Stoke MetroBus route announced as social enterprise Bristol Community Transport “under contract to First West of England.”

7th April 2018
Proposed development at the Willow Brook Centre
A formal planning application has now been submitted for proposed development at the Willow Brook Centre that includes two new food and drink units

7th April 2018
Your views on the new Lidl store in Stoke Gifford?

2nd April 2018
Another report of a bike being stolen from outside Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre
A reader reports that a red Carrera road bike (locked) was taken between 4pm and 6pm this afternoon (Mon 2nd Apr).

1st April 2018
Police incident in the Oaktree Crescent area
Police cordon on the footpath between Brook Way and The Common playing field (around the north side of Bradley Stoke Surgery).

29th March 2018
Police warn of dangers of drug related litter
Hypodermic needles have been found at the pond on The Common East and also by the roundabout near the leisure centre in Bradley Stoke.

28th March 2018
Nuisance moped riders
Hearing reports of moped riders causing a nuisance in the Three Brooks nature reserve and on footpaths elsewhere in Bradley Stoke.

23rd March 2018
Charity netball match
A few action shots from the Wheatfield Primary School parents .v. teachers charity netball match this afternoon, in aid of Sport Relief.

22nd March 2018
Match of the Day (and Night)
Three teachers from Bowsland Green Primary School in Bradley Stoke have started a 24-hour football challenge for Sport Relief.

19th March 2018
MetroBus update: “Sorry, nothing to report!”
Another month has passed and we still seem to be no closer to having a MetroBus service running through Bradley Stoke.

18th March 2018
Bradley Stoke snow photos
Reader photos of the wintry conditions on 18th March.

15th March 2018
Have you had your 2018/19 council tax bill yet?
South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) element of the council tax levied on local residents is to increase by 5.99 percent from April.

15th March 2018
Water pollution in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve
A warning to keep dogs out of one of the brooks (and the lake) in the nature reserve, due to pollution.

12th March 2018
Roadworks: A38 Roundabout Below M5 Junction 16, Almondsbury
Installation of new pedestrian crossing 12th March to 25th May. Delays likely. Lane closure.

10th March 2018
Consultation: Crown Corner, Hambrook – Proposed build-out on junction
SGC has identified a casualty reduction scheme at the junction of the B4058 / B4427 at Crown Corner Hambrook.

9th March 2018
Missed recycling collections in Bradley Stoke
Hearing reports of recycling collections being missed today in some Bradley Stoke streets.

9th March 2018
Operation ‘Bin Shrink’ has resumed in Bradley Stoke today
More homes in Bradley Stoke are receiving their smaller black bins today.

8th March 2018
Storm Emma and ‘The Beast from the East’ – One week on
Still hearing about shortages of certain items in the shops (milk, bread, eggs…). How was the situation TODAY at the shops in Bradley Stoke?

3rd March 2018
Delivery of March BSJ magazine delayed (for some of you)
Our delivery team are doing their best to get the March issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine out to you, but conditions underfoot are still very challenging, so we’re giving them longer to do the job this month.

4th March 2018
Bradley Stoke snow photos
Reader photos of the wintry conditions on 4th March.

4th March 2018
#WeatherWatch (Sunday 4th March)
News and useful links for 4th March.

3rd March 2018
Bradley Stoke snow photos
Reader photos of the wintry conditions on 3rd March.

3rd March 2018
#WeatherWatch (Saturday 3rd March)
News and useful links for 3rd March.

2nd March 2018
Bradley Stoke snow photos
Reader photos of the wintry conditions on 2nd March.

2nd March 2018
#WeatherWatch (Friday 2nd March)
News and useful links for 2nd March.

1st March 2018
Bradley Stoke snow photos
Reader photos of the wintry conditions on 1st March.

1st March 2018
Cars getting stuck on Stoke Gifford By-Pass in wintry conditions
Stoke Gifford Bypass is pretty impossible. After much skidding and sliding and ten minutes of trying, I managed to get up the slight incline (direction towards Bradley Stoke).

1st March 2018
Weather warning updated
The Met Office has upgraded part of the previous AMBER weather warning area covering the south west to RED.

28th February 2018
Weather warning issued
The Met Office has issued an AMBER warning of snow and ice for our area.

24th February 2018
Puppy with mutilated ears dumped in freezing conditions
A ten week-old puppy has had his ears partially cut off and been dumped in freezing conditions on a doorstep in Bradley Stoke, reports the Bristol Post.

23rd February 2018
Vodafone store at Willow Brook to close
Hello Bradley Stoke … and goodbye! The Vodafone store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre will cease trading on Monday (26th February), according to notices displayed in its window.

21st February 2018
Willow Brook reveals plans for McDonald’s and Starbucks drive-throughs
Agents working on behalf of Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre have revealed proposals to erect two drive-through food and drink units (McDonald’s and Starbucks) and two additional (non-food) retail units within the existing boundaries of the site.

17th February 2018
Aztec West and A38 road improvement scheme branded a “complete failure”
The recently completed £4.5 million project to reduce congestion and install pedestrian crossing points at the Aztec West Roundabout has been branded a “complete failure” by one motorist who says the new road layout has added half-an-hour to the time it takes him to exit the Aztec West Business Park each evening.

17th February 2018
Council tax bills in Bradley Stoke will be 5.68% higher from April
Here’s what you’ll be paying. This is the total figure comprising contributions to South Gloucestershire Council, Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue and Bradley Stoke Town Council.

17th February 2018
Earthquake in Bradley Stoke?
2.31 pm today … did anyone else feel an earth tremor in Bradley Stoke?

14th February 2018
Reports of long queues on Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford
… due to temporary traffic lights near the entrance to Parkway Station.

13th February 2018
Start of Bradley Stoke MetroBus service delayed until “late summer”

Story from our February magazine.

13th February 2018
Reports of Virgin Media broadband issues in Bradley Stoke
Discussion following reports on Twitter and Facebook

7th February 2018
How are you getting on with your new smaller black bin?
Around 4,000 homes in Bradley Stoke received theirs almost two weeks ago, so the residents of these properties are now coming up to their first bin collection since the changeover.

5th February 2018
Body found in multi-storey car park at Bristol Parkway Station

A police officer tweeted: “Member of public discovered a body of a male in the Bristol Parkway multi storey car park earlier this afternoon. It is not being treated as suspicious…”

1st February 2018
Bradley Stoke 10k Run

Entries are now open for the Bradley Stoke 10K, which takes place on Sunday 10th June 2018.

1st February 2018
Supermoon

#SuperMoon in Bradley Stoke. Photos by Graham Bloomfield. Also from Shaun King and Matt Morris (in comments).

30th January 2018
Body found in nature reserve

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed to the Bristol Post that the body of a man was found in the Three Brooks nature reserve, Bradley Stoke this morning (Tue 30th Jan). The death is not being treated as suspicious.

24th January 2018
Smaller black bins

We understand that South Gloucestershire Council will begin exchanging 240-litre black bins for the smaller 140-litre bins from tomorrow (Thursday 25th January) in Bradley Stoke. Around 4,000 properties in Bradley Stoke are due to have their bins replaced on their regular collection day this week.

24th January 2018
Bike theft

Had a bike stolen recently? Could it be one of these seized by the police beat team in Filton? #BikeTheft

23rd January 2018
Traffic congestion

Traffic congestion in Bradley Stoke tonight. Tailbacks down Brook Way and Bradley Stoke Way. Is it caused by the timings of the new traffic light timings at Aztec West, or just the usual heavy volume of traffic on a wet Tuesday?

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